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mellow celebration at seattle's space needle? pot smokers lit up like it was new year's eve. new voter approved initiative went into effect midnight. this pot party technically, is illegal. wz's law bans smoking pot in public places. for now the seattle police department is turning a blind eye. this notice was sent to all officers last night. until further notice officers shall not take any enforcement action, other than to issue a verbal warning, for a violation of initiative 502. miguel marquez is in seattle. you were there at midnight for the big party, when the law went into effect. what was it like? >> reporter: well, it was a lot of pot being smoked. i think i must have a contact high from all of that. it was one of many, many parties across the state last night as proponents of this law celebrate the first time that pot is legal here. it's the first step in a very long process. ♪ because i got high >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for smal
from seattle to billings. 38 in the twin city. 70s across the south. >>> time now for our -- boom -- "favorite story of the day." i do love this. anyone who watches the show for a while knows i am a big fan of las vegas. one of the nation's true. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> why am i not surprised? >> willis loves it too. one of the nation's true adult playground to put it mildly. this morning a reason to love sin city even more. >> wham, bam, grand slam. new denny's opened. 24-hour joint. has a full bar. >> mm-hmm. >> and since it's vegas, they also have the obligatory weddle chapel. >> yes, yes, yes. >> they offer a range of wedding packages, some including cake made of denny's pancake puppies. i can't think of anything better. >> anyone who spent time in vegas, tell you at least once, denny's has saved their life. i think, it is only right they expand and make it as big, bold, vegas as it possibly can be. i love it. >> i don't think it's quinn tess enchally vegas. oopz i will go to a denny's anywhere in the country. >> you are a highfalutin like that. but i mean -- >> i am. i love d
with the feds. more now from nbc's kristen dahlgren. >> four, three, two, one! whooo! >> reporter: at seattle landmarks, a celebration. [ cheers ] >> reporter: washington state's new law makes it legal for adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana. >> the fist legal imported in washington state. >> reporter: the initiative, passed in the november election, is modeled on alcohol laws. it's still illegal to drive if impaired or possess pot if you're under 21. and technically you're not allowed to smoke in public. though seattle police received a directive to issue verbal warnings only. this is what you can legally possess, one ounce. you can use it in private but stores still won't be licensed to sell it for recreational use for another year. so without a prescription there is still no sale. recreational users are going to say where am i going to go to buy this marijuana? if it's illegal to sell marijuana still. >> reporter: federal law still prohibits marijuana use in any state, and the department of justice is reviewing possible actions. >> the federal government might prosecute anyone w
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coast in seattle, washington, what do you say, barbara? caller: well, i tell you i talked to conservative relative of a relative. and i asked them this evening, i said, did the moon come up? they said, yeah. no dogs barking? no nobody running out of their bedroom yelling, the gays are married? i said, well if god is isn't having a problem with it why are you guys having a problem with it? >> bill: yeah, no. listen, great, great comment. and, you know, also, the idea that if you allow the gaze to get married, it's going to destroy traditional marriage yeah. i think straight couples are doing a good job of destroying traditional marriage on their own, with the divorce rate. >> peter: exactly. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ] [ music ] >> chatting with you live at current.com/billpress, this is "the bill press show," live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: hey, you got it. thirty-three minutes after the hour now, this is the full court press on monday morning coming to you live from our nation's capitol. and we are bought to you t
. fortunately we have relatively quiet weather through parts of california and portions of seattle. showers across the portions of the pacific northwest. as we head into tomorrow and wednesday we have a new storm system that will be arriving producing a lot of heavy rain, three to six inches. the ground is saturated from the last series of storm systems. this could pose big issues across the areas already hit very hard with all this rain. look at the future radar as we head into tuesday and wednesday more rain. basically the northern parts of the rockies we have snowfall. we'll see snowfall across portions of the west coast but even into the northern rockies. dealing with more moisture across portions of west coast even though we dealt with a number of storm systems. jon, very quickly another big story how incredibly warm it has been across the center of the country. 70 degrees for high temperatures in kansas city and 80 in the city of dallas. jon: wow. >> possibly record-setting temperatures. jon: december surprise. maria molina thank you. >> thanks. jenna: you might expect this next story
to seattle. heavy downpours around vegas, phoenix and albuquerque. mountain snow in the four corners of the southwest breaking from that trend in the north. thunderstorms around dallas and wichita. >> 50s in kansas city and from boston to baltimore, 40s. 30s from salt lake city to fargo and blizzard whiteout conditions in tampa. yes. i'm stunned. >>> sports stars do many things to please their fans. but the houston rockets' latest effort to sing is pretty embarrassing and thusly is our favorite story of the day. ♪ i made it out of clay and when it's dry and ready ♪ ♪ then dreidel i -- oh, my gosh. >> jeremy lin stumbling through the lyrics in the favorite hanukkah song. >> oy vay. >> shooting bricks. >> linsanity. there we go, folks. i still can't get over that weather news. >>> coming up next, what your last name could be worth. a florida guy sold his last name for $45,000. >> really? >> $45,000. >> i'm thinking nelson would go for -- >> nickels. >>> and looking like a million bucks with help from one of hollywood's top glamour experts. get your style on, it's all coming up. >
accumulating as we head westbound, salt lake city, messy weather an san francisco, l.a., seattle, quieter for christmas eve, that is good news as we head into the nighttime hours and christmas day, stormy weather expected to continue across portions of the southeast and new orleans, a shot, a thunderstorm, new york city, unsettled and some of it could be coming down in the form of snow, snow showers early in the morning and westbound, amarillo, texas, looks likes a messy day. 29° and cold, clouds and possibly snow. >> gregg: what about the north pole? will santa get out -- >> 100% chance of snow. >> gregg: 100% chance of snow. with rudolph leading the sleigh, as lon as you can get by the abominable snowman... >> he has it covered. >> gregg: get on, now, check that out. thanks very much. >> by, gregg. >> santa and his helpful elf, maria. a man is reunited with anxious relatives just in time for christmas. john hammer spent months in a notorious mexican prison after being arrested for bringing an antique stanley shotgun across the border from the u.s., but, late last night, hammer was fina
for recreational use. cnn's miguel marquez is joining us from see yat -- seattle. still some roadblocks, but what's the latest? >> reporter: some roadblocks indeed. you can have pot right now, but you can't go out and buy it. you still have to go to the black market. but in a year's time if everything goes the way it's supposed to, washington state will be a haven for pot. in the war on drugs, the government surrenders to marijuana users here in washington state. up to an ounce now legal for anyone over 21. >> we got that weed growing. we ain't worried about no police. we're out here living like tupac, baby. all eyes on the city cause we got it going on. >> reporter: this is the moment when marijuana became legal to possess at least under one ounce here in washington state. several dozen people, perhaps 100 people have showed up here at the space needle to smoke up and celebrate. including this guy. >> america, freedom! >> reporter: rick steves of tv travel fame co-sponsored pot initiative here saying it's about decriminalizing marijuana and freeing up government to focus on more important things
and learning how to fix it themselves. everything old is new again at west seattle fixer's collective. >> a group of us that like to get together and just help each other fix our whatever -- whatever we own. >> from sewing machines, to fans, to lawn mowers. if it's broke they'll try to fix it. repair groups have flourished in european are now spreading to the united states. >> i like the idea of reusing something that already had a life, already been built. create its environmental footprints. >> they say they help people save the planet. >> i think the throw away culture motivates a lot of us to come here hapb just try to fig and just try to fight it. the economy has definitely played a role. >> the minute something breaks, or the minute the newest gadget comes out people have to get the new one and throw the old one away. and we don't have to live like that. it's expensive, and what are we doing to the planet? >> well, heather most of these groups are free to join, or they charge about 5 bucks to rent out the meeting space. over in year they call them repair cafes, some of the group
a where you change with. today's stephen breyer said after the court decided the seattle and louisville anti-segregation cases overturned those. he said it is not a women want this so if you have quickly so much. and that was even before citizens united, which i think is the defining case so far of the roberts court. but remember, the conservatives of the 60s, 70s, moderate republicans. the core idea of conservatism at the supreme court was judicial restraint. the idea that courts should, if at all possible, do for to the elected branches of government. should not overturn laws lately. the liberals were always trying to overturn laws and he was potter stewart lewis powell and sandra day o'connor preaching judicial constraint. citizens united is the case were just a few years earlier, george w. bush had signed the mccain-feingold law. in two years earlier -- within two, four years earlier the supreme court had affirmed the constitutionality of the mccain-feingold law. but in a story i tell at greater length in the "the oath," the conservative majority converted a relatively minor dispute
, a rental from chevrolet and drove it to seattle. it was not our rental. it was called stolen. and he came to me. i heard you're a mess. what about me. you're a mess. come on in here. you're a very salvageable human being. so we were linked at the hip way back there. that's a true story. he has done a beautiful job. it's a great book. i read it as a proofreader. add taken up. and then i read it as a reader would read a book. it had a lump. a lump in my throat. it's there. the beautiful book, and i love it. things could have been left out. [laughter] through, call then. would you step up. [applause] and that said, i need $300 bail. i'm working my way through school. i don't have 300. just a there. i need to marry her. saving myself for this primrose. and then in this room is another great and dear friend. and i won't tell you about dick cheney's experiences. especially the university of miami which would make mine pale. i tell you, we ran together in 1978. he ran for the congress to my ran for the senate. lenin taken danny and i have run every time one of those was running and neither of us
neighborhood in seattle, washington. you can see one subject walks right out of his car, picks up a package from the front porch and bolts. surveillance cameras caught this woman strolling right up to a well-lit porch and stealing this box. police are still looking for both of them. >> clayton: you know what i'm struck by, how many people are using web cams on front porches. >> alisyn: and when you haven't done your christmas shopping in time, this is not the answer, people. >> kelly: and they're stealing in the day as well. during the daylight hours. >> clayton: it's expected everyone is at work and boxes piling up while you're at work. >> kelly: exactly. >> clayton: our booth wants to know where are the neighborhoods where rick has been stealing. >> rick: i haven't started yesterday and occurred that christmas is tuesday and i better-- >> and as the weather guy it's troubling you didn't know that. >> rick: i'm thinking about the weather, but not thinking about the calendar. >> kelly: are you finished with your shopping or haven't started? >> i haven't started. >> clayton: rick asked
you feel hopeless? >> i don't know why, i mean, i should have moved back to seattle, washington to my family. it never entered my mind. i was 29 years old. i had the cutest kids on earth. here's a side story, men would say they like me. i was pretty. you have three children? where do they live? i would say they live with me, you jerk. where do you think they live, they are my children. no, i was always an activist. i was always an activist, always a leader. it never entered my mind that we weren't going to get through this. but i was educated. i had good job skills. i was articulate and you know i had a lot of spine. i wasn't afraid for asking what was due. i was outspoken, that is a better word to say. i was healthy and my children were healthy. a lot of welfare recipients they aren't any of that. i would say to my friends i don't know how these other women do this that don't have the advantages that i have? they would look at me like what do you care about these other women you are struggling. i cared. that's what i brought with me. i was an executive at an electronics company and o
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